The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1999
JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC JOINT HISTORY OFFICE
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The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1999, covers the formulation of the plan, modifications, and periodic revisions. This volume includes three separate histories that were originally classified and an update covering the period from 1994 to 1999. The section describing the development of the Unified Command Plan between 1946 and 1977 was written by Dr. Robert J. Watson, Mr. James F. Schnabel, and Mr. Willard J. Webb and first published in declassified form in the late 1980s. The section covering the period from 1977 to 1983 was written by Dr. Ronald H. Cole and published in a classified version in 1985. The section covering 1983 through 1993, the update covering 1993-1999, and the overview were completed by Dr. Walter S. Poole. Ms. Penny Norman prepared the volume for publication. This volume was reviewed for declassification by the appropriate US government departments and agencies and cleared for release. Although the text has been declassified, some of the cited sources remain classified. This volume is an official publication of the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but the views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Chairman or of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics